Just saw my first real anime

Ok, Ive seen a bit of anime here and there…Used to be an FF fanboy, so i downloaded me some FFU…and my cousin let me broow one of his Anime Videos, a random one from his collection, but it was Akira…Kinda freaky, didnt like it…so i figured most anime would be like this

Until one day, after a session of Warcraft 3 at school, im looking around at what to leech from my mates comp, when i find ‘Onegai Teacher’ DAMN, i was impressed.

So now im on a high from watching this anime, i was wondering you guys can suggest some decent anime, prerferably ‘drama type’ as my friend puts it :slight_smile:

On a Side note, as of this post…i will no longer have 69 post :frowning:

Luckily i made a screen shot! :smiley:

Edit: Been checking reviews, and just started downloading ‘Ah! My Goddess’ since most of the Onegai Teacher reviews compared it with that.

Well, I don’t know what you consider drama anime (uh, bear wiht me here :P) but Gundam Wing Endless Waltz is one of the best anime videos I’ve seen.

3 of my favorite animes are Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, and Rurouni Kenshin(japanese version)

Originally posted by OmegaflareX
Well, I don’t know what you consider drama anime (uh, bear wiht me here :P) but Gundam Wing Endless Waltz is one of the best anime videos I’ve seen.

Heck, even <b>I</b> dont know what i mean by Drama Anime…Just the basic classification done by my friend, so i thought i follow that path :stuck_out_tongue:

Currently downloading Ah! My goddess, and will see what else my friends have got.

Also on a side note, found a folder my friend stashed on my computer during a leeching session…Containing a whole bunch of Tenchu episodes :smiley:

Uh well, this may seem ironic, but Evangelion is drama.Akira, Ghost in The Shell, (I’m assuming)Berserk, Hellsing…not all Kenshin is drama btw. For more light hearted weirdness, try Angel Sanctuary or X.

<img src=“http://www.rpgclassics.com/staff/tenchimaru/td.gif”> Hellsing is hardly what I’d call a drama. There’s more action in there than anything else. Well, besides blood.

Oh, alright then.I never saw it, just what I’ve heard it seemed that well.Ignore that suggestion then.

The Tenchi series is pretty good drama. Fushigi Yugi, Blood: The Last Vampire, Love Hina, and X are also some drama’s to check out…

It really depends on what you want, anime isn’t so much a genre as it is a style, anything you find on American TV you can probably find something of a similar style in anime.

The following is a short list of some of my favorites and what genre it is along with a short description (I really should save this to a text file sometime), it might give you an idea what to look for.

Genre: Action / Drama
Plot: The story follows two assassins, Mireille Bouquet and Kirika (I forget her last name) as they try to uncover the secret of their past that links them both and leaving a path of death and destruction in their wake. Very violent, but almost no blood, there’s no gore what so ever, but you’ve got people getting killed constantly, some of them innocent. Its very good, but not for the faint of heart.
Note: Its currently being released on DVD

Seikai no Senki (Banner of the Stars)
Genre: SF (Science Fiction) / Action
Plot: The sequel to Crest of the Stars, it picks up 2 years where Crest of the Stars left off. After several major battles between the Abb and the rest of humanity both sides have lost most of their fleet so a temporary peace is established while all sides rebuild, but soon the Abb launch a new offensive in an attempt to break through the enemy’s defenses and rejoin with their colonies beyond enemy space. The story follows Lafiel and Jinto as they command a small frigate as part of the Abb fleet. It’s a fantastic series with great space battles, there’s a single fight that lasts from episode 8 to episode 12, and its not because of constant narration and staring at each other, there’s constant action with ships blowing up all around.
Not: DVD 1 is currently available, but very hard to find.

Mugen no Ryvius (Infinite Ryvius)
Genre: SF / Drama
Plot: In the future a strange solar event has create some kind of nebula in the Sol system, this nebula, centered on the planetary plane is a real hazard to navigation as the incredible gravitational forces in its depths can crush any ship. The story revolves around a group of students training at the navigational academy, during an attack by unknown forces the station is damaged and begins to sink into the nebula; the students are forced to flee onto a strange cruiser hidden at the station. The students escape on the mysteries ship, but all the instructors are killed in the attack, however things go from bad to worst as they soon discover that the entire earth navy is out to destroy them and they don’t even know why. Its an excellent, but very dark series, very reminiscent of the “Lord of the Flies,” it doesn’t take long before order breaks down and the students start turning on each other.
Not: Not available on DVD, but its not too hard to find if you ask around anime channels.

Arc the Lad
Genre: Action / Fantasy
Plot: Based on the video game bearing the same title and produced by Hideo Katsumata, Arc the Lad is the tale about Elk, a young bounty hunter, who has been blessed by the Spirit of Fire. Responding to a distress call on board a hijacked air ship, Elk rescues a mysterious girl, Lieza, and her wolf companion Pandit. The three uncover a series of government conspiracies where grotesque, chimera experiments are conducted on children with the powers of the Sacred Spirits, of which Elk had escaped from. In the middle of it all is Arc, whom Elk believes is responsible for the destruction of his village and parents.
Note: The summary was original written by Animesou; I think you can find it on DVD

Cowboy Bebop:
Genre: SF / Action
Plot: The story follows an unlikely group of bounty hunters as they travel around the Sol system trying to make a few bucks to make things worst their past keeps coming back to haunt them. The series has some great music by Yoko Kano as well as some very touching episodes, Bebop is a strange series, you can find a lot of thinks in here that you might not expect, I suggest you take a look.
Note: Available on DVD

Genre: Action / Comedy / Drama
Plot: Some time in the future humans have colonized a desert planet, the story takes place there. The plot follows an odd character called Vash the Stampede, the so called humanoid typhoon, a man who leaves a trail of destruction where ever he goes, its not that he’s evil, just that cities tend to get destroyed when he’s around. Trigun is a strange series, it starts off light and funny, but it gets really dark, really fast. I don’t want to spoil anything, but the first 13 episodes are nothing like the rest of the series and by the end no one’s laughing anymore.
Note: Available on DVD.

Excel Saga
Genre: Wacky Experimental Anime (I’m not kidding, that’s what it is, or something close to it)
Plot: Plot? What’s that? Seriously, the plot in Excel Saga takes so many bizarre twists and turns it’s hard to follow it sometimes, but it doesn’t matter because it’s hilarious. The bare-bones of the plot is, the ideal organization Across plans to take over the world (whee, original) Il Palazzo, the leader of Across (sorta) hires Excel as an executive officer. Excel is a bubbley, air-headed and hyper girl. And she fails. A lot. The series progresses with many botched plans for city-domination, and usually in each episode they take a certain genre, and parody it. For example, episode 2 parodies Science Fiction, Episode 4 parodies romance/comedies and those dating simulation games we always get gypped out of over here, Episode 7 parodies horror, and so on. It’s all pretty random, but the anime is fall-out-of-your-chair funny.
Note: summary originally written by Spoony Bard; not available on DVD and it can be surprisingly hard to find.

Slayers, Slayers NEXT, Slayers TRY (and a few movies and OVAs):
Genre: Fantasy
Plot: The story revolves around Sorcery Genius Lina Inverse, a young girl with enough magical power to level a city as she tries to get rich quick and ends up saving the world from the forces of darkness all the while trying to show up her sister. I really love Slayers, it has your usual group of clichéd characters, the idiot fighter, the over enthusiastic self-righteous cleric, the depressive fighter/mage, and of course Lina, whose’s best describe as a Robin Hood who takes from the rich and keeps for herself. Add to that a mix of strange characters, weird villains and weirder allies and you’ll see why I like it so much. Its just a fun series to watch.
Note: This is the series that got me hooked on anime. Some series are available on DVD, but hard to find while some are just impossible to find even in anime channels.

There’s lots of other good, stuff, but I’m tired of typing, I’ll let some of the others do a little work.

His and Her Circumstances, also known affectionately as Kare Kano (Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou).

It’s about a relationship between a highschool girl and a highschool boy. No superhuman abilities involved at all. Don’t let that throw you off, though. This series has the most in-depth character analysis I’ve ever seen. It’s actually pretty funny, too - they often animate what the character is thinking, along with what’s actually happening. It’s fairly hard to describe, actually…needless to say, it’s by Gainax, those nutjobs who did Evangelion.

Hmm, since ur starting i suggest u try many diff anime like:

Arc the Lad
Cowboy Bebop
His and Her Circumstances
Read Or Die
Witch Hunter Robin

and a decent fighting anime (too if u like that type)
like YYH or Flame of Recca

Trigun’s Good. Oh My Goddess’s good. Excel Saga’s good (AND FUNNY!)

Urusei Yatsura’s good too… Along with Tenchi Muyo

Orphen ain’t bad.

Don’t forget Love Hina. It’s the drama/comedy type I guess you could say.

Well, these aren’t really what you would call ‘drama’s’ but some of my favorite anime’s include Inuyasha, Hellsing, and Vampire Hunter D. Rorouni Kenshin is pretty good, just get the Japanese version…

Originally posted by Crotanks
Orphen ain’t bad.

But be sure to watch the first season. “Revenge” is a bit crappy, especially the graphics.

<img src=“http://rotd.rpgclassics.com/Rud/Rud.gif”> Dear God, We’ve been posting alot while i have been sleeping.

Thank you all for your recommendations, they are greatly appreciated :smiley:

Once im done downloading Ah! My Goddess, I think ill move on to Love Hina…and see where i can go from there…mayhaps Full Metal Panic :stuck_out_tongue:

Originally posted by Mabatsekker
[b]Trigun’s Good. Oh My Goddess’s good. Excel Saga’s good (AND FUNNY!)

Urusei Yatsura’s good too… Along with Tenchi Muyo [/b]

Ureseu Yatsura? And where might I find this? With the exception of you noone else ive ever seen has heard of this anime, and the only movie ive watched was movie 2 beautiful dreamer. Some other cool animes though, Project A-Ko Uncivil wars, Dominion tank police(Epis 3-6, 1-3 blow), Iria, Princess Monoke, Inu Yasha, Outlaw Star, Ranma 1/2 and ive also heard good things about Star Ocean Ex but i can not personally comment.

Man I know what its like to have so little in terms of anime in Australia… I have seen a few pretty good ones. I’ve seen this cowboy bebop and ophen around. are they worth getting on DVD?

Well first of all let me just say, Congrats Rudora, anime is probably one of the best things you’ll see in your life!

Even though I don’t think I have seen as much as most of the people in here I still think I have seen quite a bit. And all the ones I’ve seen have been spectacular!!:smiley:

As for Hinto’s question, out of those two I’ve only seen Cowboy Bebop, and I really liked. Although it may not be your thing (since I don’t know what you are into), so why don’t you search the net for a info about and make a judgement for yourself.